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Tami Holt carded a 162 to capture the Rifle Creek Golf Course Ladies Club championship gross-score title over the weekend.

Pam Buerger’s 136 won her the net crown. She was tailed by Penny Sykes (137).

Other weekend winners at Rifle Creek included Karen Walters, whose 202 netted the first flight gross-score title and Wendy Thompson, who shot a 118 to finish atop the nine-hole flight gross standings.



M.K. Chesley won the first-flight net crown with a 137. Laree Loran was second with a 147.

Karen O’Toole took top net honors from the nine-hole flight (74).



It’s almost time for another season of bowling at Rifle Fireside Lanes.

Sept. 5 marks the third anniversary of the arsonist fire that destroyed the old Rifle Fireside Lanes, but it also marks the beginning of the third league season for the rebuilt facility. To commemorate the occasion, Fireside Lanes is holding sign-ups for winter leagues and is offering discounted bowling and pizza that night.

Information: 625-2231.

Accelerate Human Performance is offering athletic performance training programs for students in the sixth through 12th grades and adults this fall.

Three eight-week programs begin the week of Sept. 8.

“High School Winter Sports Conditioning” focuses on speed, agility, power, core strength and multi-directional quickness for basketball, ice hockey and snow sports. Sessions are geared for both boys and girls and are held Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

“Middle School Fitness” enhances agility, coordination, endurance, muscular development and self confidence. Sessions are for boys and girls and are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Accelerate also runs an “Adult Golf Moves” program that features golf drills with targeted exercise to improve drive length and accuracy. Sessions begin Sept. 9 and are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Sign up for classes on Aug. 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Parents must be present at sign-up for students under 18 years old. Call John at 379-1375 or 947-8900 or visit 1512 Grand Ave., Suite 104.

The 2008 Ram Classic golf tournament, a benefit for Roaring Fork High School athletics, is Sept. 26 at River Valley Ranch Golf Club.

The 18-hole scramble tournament begins with a shotgun start and is $125 per person or $500 per team (individuals and pairs will be matched to form teams). Sponsorships opportunities are also available. Other tourney features include various contests, a box lunch, $5 mulligans, door prizes, a raffle and an awards ceremonies.

Information/to register: Larry, 355-4554, rfbball08@yahoo.com.

Runners and walkers are invited to participate in the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy on Sept. 27. A half marathon (13.1-mile) run and relay race and 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk will take place on the bike path in scenic Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs.

The half marathon begins at 9 a.m., and the 5K starts at 10 a.m. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points. Relay teams of up to five people are welcome to participate in the half-marathon. Team sponsorships by companies, service clubs or other organizations are encouraged.

The race entry fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt.

Online registration is available at http://www.active.com. Or, for a race form or further information, contact Dennis Webb at 876-0768, or by e-mail at djwebb@sopris.net.

The 29th annual Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon, which takes place on a challenging course between Snowmass and Aspen, is set for Sept. 27 at 8:30 a.m. The trail can be narrow and steep at times, with an elevation gain of 970 feet peaking at 9,400 feet in elevation.

Event registration is available online at http://www.active.com or by contacting the Ute Mountaineer at http://www.utemountaineer.com or 925-2849.

Registration for the 2008-09 Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association season will be on Sept. 7 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 4-6 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.gsyha.org.

The fifth annual Lead King Loop charity races will be held on Sept. 14.

In addition to the 25K and 12.5K, new to the schedule this year is a kids’ 2.5K. The races are part of the Colorado Runner Racing Series. The entry fee increases on Sept. 1.

Sign up at http://www.leadkingloop25k. com.

Three Rivers Youth Football still has team player openings for its Glenwood youth teams (third- through sixth-graders), which begin their games after Labor Day.

If you child is interested, contact Susie Kellogg at 384-0268.


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